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Click here: Obama Will Govern Without Congress Obama's declaration that he'll ignore Congress and govern by executive order is not surprising, but it should incite every American to reject him and vote him out. BUT IT WON'T! His announcement that he will campaign full time confirms what I wrote in a blog some time ago. THE US TREASURY WILL BE HIS CAMPAIGN PIGGY BANK -- additive to the $1B+ that will be reported. 
This is nothing more or less than Obama's Imperialistic Presidency being made public. His acolytes and sycophants in the media have been setting us up for this for at least the last year. 
Obama's conference with a host of his media shills, press, pundits and TV media anchors, a few weeks ago was to set up talking points for his "strategy" of governing without Congress. The mantra of Republicans being the party of ''NO" and the constant chant of their being "no compromise" was/is also part of the "strategy."  Compro…


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Those who still insist there is no left bias in the media and print press or no favoritism on the part of Obama, the first item in this link might make you think a bit. Note an error-- Chris Matthews is called Chris Hayes in the article. Even if one is biased to the left and gets news from MSNBC, it's difficult to think anyone would tolerate the 3 MSNBC anchors in Obama's party. Ed Schultz defines dumbest.
Oh, but I remember a neighbor asking me at election headquarters, "Don't you think Rachel Maddow is brilliant (that word again!!)? Of course, I said  "NO." I said, "she talks so fast to cover up saying  nothing." Didn't make him happy. So, he asked, "Don't you think we're fortunate to have Ben Bernanke at The Fed?"

"NO." But "he's 'brilliant'" he said. I gave him a few reasons why Bernanke neither showed brilliance nor any evi…

Truly disgusting video of Obama and Biden praising Jon Corzine. Hope you'll view it.

I haven't been able to allocate much time to writing for a few days. I did write a piece rebutting a very shallow, newspaper editorial trivializing America's "Broken" status. According to the writer, a one-time college professor, "we're broken" as indicated by stupid gaffs by candidates by Republican primary candidates. Decline in eduction is also a contributor because of the "testing mania" across the country. That's the best thinking and analysis a person with a lifetime career in higher academia can muster??

Reasons are many for our critical national condition and must not be handled trivially. The issue must be dealt with analytically and profoundly. In the meantime I've seen the video of Obama and Biden praising Corzine (in his presence) and find it repulsive. The poor j…


Click here: Obama Hawaii Vacation Costs Tax Payers $4 Million; A Look At The President's Past Hawaii Vacations (PHOTOS) Another reason the debt ceiling had to be and campaigning 24/7 take a lot of money. Has anyone counted the days Obama has spent governing in 3 years? Oh yes, he governs with his Blackberry always in the quick-draw holster. I forgot it. If you haven't seen his comparison of himself to Presidents Lincoln, Johnson and FDR making himself the "fourth best" president, look it up on Delusional narcissism at its worst.


There's much to write about but have had some problem getting to it...some problems to deal with. Will try to catch up. I'm preparing a piece on "America at the Breaking Point" to, in part, rebut a very weak and meaningless newspaper editorial .... tomorrow. In the meantime, I want to give a few thoughts that always arise when I write about our national condition.

1. The best people among us do not present themselves for elective office, or even for appointed positions. This is now the norm for presidential elections. We are electing mediocre, and even inferior, unqualified people to lead us. And, they don't lead! Voters can look in the mirror and see who's responsible. Obama is the best example of this to-date. McCain was surely not the best among Republicans, but he would have been better for America.

2. Where have all the statesmen gone? There are few, if any, among the older elected officials. Some of the younger ones have it in them to be statesmen, but…


Let's try to understand the Keystone XL pipeline delay imposed by Obama.

It goes like this: We have an oil based economy and will have for decades to some degree forever. Yes, even if we develop alternatives where they are applicable, we will use oil forever.

Our economy is suffering. We have fourteen million people who need jobs! OIL PRODUCTION CREATES JOBS!

The president talks and talks and then talks some more about jobs.....uses huge amounts of tax dollars traipsing around the country allegedly promoting his "jobs bill" that isn't about jobs at all. It's more palaver...more campaign rhetoric to the impressionable people who vote reflexively for him.

The president (a non-leader) promotes so-called green energy as the savior of the country and the ultimate job creator. TWO BIG PROBLEMS: 1) green energy doesn't create jobs as Spain has shown cuts employment, 2) Every person who has managed any significant enterprise knows that …


Can anyone comprehend (believe) that Jon Corzine takes over MF Global, institutes previously taboo trading in extremely high risk sovereign debt, is said to have personally directed the trades, even against advice of colleagues, and now doesn't know that the firm was insolvent and that $1.2 Billion of off-limits client funds are misused and now unaccounted for??? It doesn't pass the smell test and requires suspension of common sense to believe him.

Oh yes....remember he is the person highly praised by Obama and Biden as a "genius on the economy" and was on the short list (of one) to be Treasury Secretary. Now the question!

Was the fraud (yes, that's what it is) known when Geithner was planning to resign by year-end? Is this the reason old Timothy decided to stay "for the benefit of his country?" Just asking. Does anyone have an opinion?

 Having played in the Wall Street arena a bit, I was interested when Corzine went into the US Senate. I knew he was a …


I can't but wonder how many people know who is running The White House and the whole Executive  Branch while Obama campaigns 24/7/365. Who do you think is in charge? Are you comfortable with Valerie Jarrette? For quite a while I have believed she runs the affairs and recently I am more convinced.

It's OK though because the "president" always has his blackberry with him on his vacations. I wonder how many successful CEOs manage in absentia using only smart phones.

But, 50% of the electorate couldn't care less, it would seem.


I don't know, yet, if Chris Christie is presidential timber. But, compared to most participants, including the current "president" (who isn't), he stands tall. It's refreshing to see a public servant, a politician, with straight forward honesty in dealing with people. One must admire the way he handles hecklers.

It's only a matter of time, and that time will come when he is considered for national position, that the media will try to destroy him. As typically happens, the non-thinking electorate will follow the media lead like lemmings off the cliff  and will buy in to their disparaging attacks. They're coming, as surely as is the fawning over Obama to continue at a feverish level when his 2012 opponent is defined. Of course, Obama is campaigning 24/7 now, with taxpayer funding. Anyone who thinks he's governing must have been living in a cave without communication.

It is what it is! Truth!


Today the Wall Street Journal published an article, "Iran Tries to Gain Sway in Latin America" mentioning the relationships that Ahmadinejad is building in Bolivia, Venezuelza, Nicaragua and Brazil. Not a mention of Hezbollah's base in the "Triple Frontier" of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. I learned of this on 9/11/2001, reported it, and didn't see anything published until 2007.

On August 21, 2011, I wrote of it in rebuttal to a foolish article on immigration by a local writer. My write was rebutted by a community leftist who accused me of stretching fact. It just couldn't be true. It was! It is! At that time, there were 10,000 Google references and today those have grown to 68,000. Even after my seering counter to his foolish assertion and ignoring of the references, he buried a reference to me as a John Bircher in another foolish piece later. I mention this leading to the write below to indicate a huge problem we have with the misguided Progressives…


My dear wife, Carol, suggested that Newt probably knows about the election of 1860 and how the essence of that one relates to that of 2012. She may be correct, usually is, but why is he using it now, not earlier?  Still considering a claim of plagiarism. It's just one more piece of baggage he'll have to carry.

Seriously now, the 2012 election will be the dirtiest, most corrupt and most expensive in history. As Nancy Pelosi has telegraphed, nothing will be off limits. More on this later, but for now, think that those in power now will do whatever necessary to protect their entrenchment in corruption and their goals of "transforming America" into the model they want, a model that has failed before and is failing rampantly in Europe now.

"SOWELL-ATTRIBUTED PIECE ON OWS -- clarification..maybe

Apparently my post on the write attributed incorrectly to Thomas Sowell can use some clarification. I had received the piece earlier, attributed to Sowell, but doubted he was the writer -- not his style and not column length. It wasn't his. It was written by another person as a letter and the Knoxville paper used the wrong by-line. Mistakes do happen. Recently, my wife, Carol wrote an endorsement of her candidate for the VA General Assembly. The letter and attribution were fine.....but the headline was for the wrong candidate, just a legitimate mistake. It was corrected next edition.

This week, I received the Sowell-attributed piece again -- this time from a friend, who fled Cuba during the revolution. He wrote of how the "Sowell" pieced described what he had experienced under Castro and Che during the revolutionary. This friend, who wants to not be attributed for obvious reasons, had come to me during the 2008 election to help my group defeat Obama. The concerns he had …

NEWT USED MY QUOTE!! Please get active

WELL, maybe Newt is reading my blog after all. He just made the statement, "the 2012 election will be the most critically important since 1860." Been saying that for couple of years.....said same in 2008...more important now.
I am refining my immigration proposals of 2007-8 to send to the candidates next week. Let's see how they deal with it. It is far more comprehensive than Newt's and any other I've heard or read.
To be effective in political activism always is a long shot, but the only way to be sure of total ineffectiveness is to do nothing.
I encourage everyone who wants to protect traditional American principles and our culture to get active and defeat Obama and his vast cadre of czars and operatives in 2012.

OBAMA, OWS, SOCIALISM/MARXISM, with testimony from one who fled the Cuban Revolution

Immediately below is commentary from a friend that I urge all to read. We met in 2008 as I was organizing activities to defeat presidential candidate Obama. It wasn't that I was enamored by McCain, rather I was very concerned about Obama. As written before, he had nothing to define him as qualified to be president, his associations were troubling and defined him to a large degree and his political leanings were socialist/Marxist. I think I was the first to be quoted on the socialism issue locally in our paper. The friend writing below introduced himself, and his wife, to me as "Americans" with origin in Cuba...."not Cuban-Americans but Americans." They, as others I've written about, were concerned about Obama because he and his associates were so like what they experienced living in the Cuba during the Revolution. It is a poignant story and one that I hope all will take seriously. Of course, media and the print press as well as many others will assert it is…


I apologize for the structure of the post below, with no segmentation, but the system refuses to do it my way. To my post yesterday re AMR's chapter 11 filing relating my experiences over many years flying with AA, an AA pilot wrote a thoughtful comment that caused me to think a bit more about the precursors to conditions of their bankruptcy. Frankly, I have what is perhaps too much experience with trade unions and their excesses, but know less about others such as the airlines. After learning more about the negotiations of AA with their unions, I now think it's justifiable to post the comments below. I've seen too many industries destroyed by union excesses coupled with management incompetence in caving to excess demands. Start with coal (dead for many years), steel, textiles, shoes, electronics manufacturing, and more.  The Detroit 3 (once the big 3) deserves special mention. As their costs rose to $72/hour (fully loaded) and costs in the southern industry …


I've been a bit slow this week but have quite a few items to write. Will try to shape up. In the meantime I want to offer a brief commentary on the Iranian attack on the British Embassy (or English Embassy according to Obama sans teleprompter).

The media is either uninformed and are consequently misinforming us, or they don't want to tell the truth. I will opt to believe the latter. When they report that "students are attacking the British Embassy," they are not telling the whole truth. In fact little of it.

Truth is the real attackers are thugs of the regime, the domestic militia, "basij,"  Ahmedenijad's domestic "peace keepers." Some will say, "so what?"  The "so what" to those of us who try to understand analytically how actions in other nations (other regimes) relate to the USA is, "how does this affect us?" Simple linear thinking says, "Iran is attacking an American ally." Yes. True. We must react a…


Today I received a nice letter from the "President -- Aadvantage Loyalty Program," American Airlines' frequent flyer program. On 09/12/2011, some readers will have read my post regarding how an American pilot and a couple of friendly flight attendants I met in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, helped me get an American flight out on the 6th day of being stranded after 9/11/2001.This was the good side of American Airlines and I'm sure there are more good examples. However, there is a bad side that is a "union story" that is worth telling as a part of "the other side of unions (not the hyped romanticized side)" that I've contemplated writing, but have been late in doing so. Frankly, the AA story is a minor one compared to the big union picture, but it's significant, especially at this point in time.

For years, I flew often on American Airlines to Latin America, Europe, and within North America. The service was usually good to excellent, except …

AMERICANS -- WHO WE WERE, WHO WE MUST BE AGAIN I've hesitated to post this but, frankly, it's a message I would want every American to hear and develop a passion for rejecting those who promote the decline in America. Believe me, America today is not the America that I grew up in and it is changing even more. As a good friend and a loyal American, who fled Casto's Cuba in 1960 for a free life in America, told me a few days ago, "It is already not the same America I came to in 1960." He and his wife know what we are facing, if we do not stop the socialist/Marxist assault on our nation, as do many other friends and associates who started life as they did and have come to me with their concerns. It is no small number from several countries of origin. 

Please avoid the impulse to consider these thoughts to be radical. I have been observing, analyzing and studying the social decline since 60's as a college student then a college faculty member. The radical anti-Am…

SOLYNDRA -- E-MAILS, CHU, OBAMA, KAISER -- written Nov. 9 but not posted

From the e-mails among Solyndra people, DOE's Chu, George Kaiser and unidentified (for now) other WH people now being exposed, only Obama sycophants and acolytes would contend he had nothing to do with the absurd $528 million "investment" by DOE in the defunct company. Kaiser, a huge fundraiser for Obama, visited the WH 17 times. E-mails state that Solyndra was discussed every visit, contrary to the White House's (Obama's) contention that only charitable donations were discussed. Sure!!! No sensible person would think anything other than that Obama was involved. So what. Will he pay any price??

No. He will skate from this as he does from all misdeeds, including serial lying to the American people and grossly mismanaging his office. In all of my professional life, I have never witnessed a person in a position of responsibility and authority as unqualified for the job. Only in politics can this happen.....and in this case arguably the most important position in the…


Click here: NBC Apologizes to Bachmann for Fallon Song Choice

It took more than a day for NBC and Fallon, who of course were "innocent" in the treatment of Congresswoman Bachmann on Fallon's show. Obviously, they were forced to apologize. Whether one agrees with, supports a person or not, there is no justification for the crude and biased treatment they get from show hosts and the networks themselves. Conservative women are treated the worst. Where are the NOW and NARAL folks and their ilk?

Who thinks Bill Maher is worth watching for even a second? I will highlight more of the rampant media corruption and bias as the 2012 election ramps up. It will be the dirtiest, most dishonest and corrupt campaign in history. I've seen the worst up to now (1995), but 2012 will make my experience pale. Just wait!


It's reported today that Dr. Donald Berwick will resign his position as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) before his recess appointment ends. Obama appointed Berwick during congressional recess in 2010 because Berwick would have not been approved by the Senate.

The Tribune News Service reports his early resignation this way: "Berwick, a longtime advocate for patient safety and improving the quality and efficiency of health care, has been widely hailed by doctors, hospital officials and other health care leaders." HHS Secretary Sebelius praised him for his work as "we transform health care delivery system."

"But, Republican lawmakers opposed to the law [health care] passed in 2010 blocked his confirmation in the Senate" (WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE IN THE MAJORITY !!). How disingenuous!! It's pure bias and many, perhaps most, who read it will never know the truth.

There is no mention that Berwick has been an advocate for socialized…


Here is a letter I submitted to the Wall Street Journal yesterday after Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell, two sensible Democrat consultants wrote an op-ed suggesting Obama not run in 2012. I submitted this letter in a bit longer, more detailed form on August 25. I doubt it will publish, although the WSJ has published for me before -- but come to think about it, when they have requested a write, such as piece on Latin America and one on NAFTA most recently. So! This is a bit anemic compared to what I initially submitted.

Adding the WSJ link:
Click here: Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen: The Hillary Moment -
November 21, 2011 To: The editor, Wall Street Journal
Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell have recognized and recommended that President Obama should not run for reelection. On August 25, 2011 I sent the same recommendation to Mr. Obama with a copy to The WSJ. He…


Click here: Jeb Hensarling: Why the Super Committee Failed - I hope readers can access this link from The WSJ today. It counters John Kerry's long winded defense of his side's actions and condemnation of the other side. He has been given a very disproportionate amount of air time by the media (no surprise!). The report says a lot, but to sum it up, Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair, asserts that Republicans could have support additional taxes but not the blanket $1 trillion demanded by Democrats. He says their proposals were in line with the Simpson-Bowles commission report and its recommendations, which were simply not accepted (not even discussed) by President Obama.  Obama has been AWOL while the committee has been at work. Not only absent in debates on cutting spending, but has been "on the stump" demanding more stimulus spending.....demanding his so-called "jobs bill" be passed usurping Congress and imperialistically abrogating the "se…


There has been no more ardent shill for President Obama than Chris Matthews, MSNBC's talking head who experienced a thrilling tingle up his leg when Obama was elected. He's defended Obama to a degree that, in my opinion, has rendered Matthews incredible.
The assertions in this video link would suggest he finally is trying to be credible, has found a degree of honesty and has decided to tell the truth. I observe it with interest and with hope that the most ardent can see the light, but I won't believe it until I see more of the same and a condemnation of the anti-American stances and the damaging policies. I will hope!!



This came to me from a friend and I am passing it on for your perusal, although many of you know this. I will take the opportunity to use this as a lead piece for more writes on the incompetence and corruption of congress and the ineptitude of a president who is perennially AWOL when legislation is being debated until decisions are made and he then commands that is position be accepted. This imperialistic attitude is not acceptable and begs an explanation of whether he, as a consummate narcissist, is just not a leader or his strings are being pulled by others. I've been deliberately slow to come to conclusions other than the fact that he is not qualified, not a leader (which I wrote about in 2008) but now one must weigh all information.
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Click here: - Commodity Brokerage    PLEASE READ to the end I got some push-back on my commentary about Jon Corzine and MF Global...not much but a bit of disbelief. Below is first some comments by a friend, Mike, who is also a broker handling his own funds. Following that is an announcement by Ann Barnhardt, owner of Barnhardt Capital Management. She is exiting the market that she sees fraught with fraud. It is!!! I ask you to note her characterization of Corzine and the Obama administration. As I write this, the news is flashing back to Nov. 1 (yes!) and Obama is praising Corzine who has been considered for Treasury Secretary. Then comes VP Joe Biden praising Corzine and his genius about the ecoonomy. The MF Global case and the government involvement with the principles is but one indication of the fraud in government that the Obama administration has raised to a new "state of the art." Earlier it was Steven Chu, DOE and Solyndra. A story for tomorrow. 
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Sent to me by a friend who calls himself "Old Easy," but he's not OLD at all....................Easy? Maybe. Smart and has his head on straight, for sure, even though he's not from WV. :) Thank you, e.


I saw a poll today that had a match-up of Romney over Obama by 50% to 40%. But, Obama should not worry because it is "probably within statistical error." "If Obama's number is 5% low and Romney's is 5% high," then they are even!! In the media there is a contest of stupid vs. more stupid. It's incredible that we have come to the level of intellect, or lack of it, that I've seen in my adult lifetime.
Then I see a moment or two of The View, and then Allen Colmes or Bob Beckel on Fox News and realize the dumbing down process is continuing........dynamic! Can it be stopped?
Sorry folks, but truth is truth even when it's bitter to swallow.


An episode today in the continuing saga of "Solyndra-DOE-Obama Corruption and Cover-up" would be utterly laughable were it not so serious. Steven Chu assured questioners that a "vigorous debate occurred in considering loan guarantees to Solyndra. That's supposed to say it all to defend fraud and corruption, I suppose.
But, what credibility do "vigorous debaters" have if they are dumber than dirt and as biased as Chu is???
Chu is the person who said the USA needs a gasoline price of at least $7.00/gallon.
Even the media who have the presence(?) to report this nonsense don't seem to have  courage or integrity to break it down and report the real essence of it.
However, worse than this dilemma is the reality that 30% of the electorate will simply buy it because they buy anything left-oriented and another 20% will accept it lazily without critique.
Yes, this is negative, but give me substantial reasoning to rebut it. A large percentage of voters proved the…


At times I've gotten some push back for saying that it is likely Obama will be reelected if Republicans don't have a better strategy and do a better job of engaging our voters (getting out the vote). Now we must recognize that our candidates are defeating themselves. I'm disgusted with most of them, Cain the latest and not for the claims against him. For the 2nd time he looks as if he knows nothing about the world and foreign policy -- first right of return or repatriation of Palestinians in Israel, now Libya!).
They must get their acts together. Yes to those who say the media is setting them up....but that is not the whole story and they should be prepared to take the issues to the media....not get trapped.
 Sorry to be negative, but losing 2012 is not an option and we are trying to hard not to win!!

This is nothing short of fantastic. It was sent to me by our great friends Nancy and Ron Baker in NC. It was sent to them by a highly decorated hospital corpsman and Vietnam veteran, Doc Rather.
I think you'll enjoy this even if you aren't a WVU fan. The tribute to our military is so apropos, especially at this time when we are facing unprecedented and unacceptable cuts in funding and in force levels. 
Keep in mind that without our great military the crazed congresspeople and the unqualified president wouldn't have the freedom to have been elected and to be as inept as they are. But, their ineptitude must come to an end, they must get their acts together or America's heart and soul are gone. 
Yes, I know this is blunt and negative, but it is also reality.


Click here: Obama Calls U.S. 'A Little Bit Lazy' About Foreign Investment A simple question to all: What gives Obama, a person who has had no productive job in his life, think he has legitimacy and credibility in criticizing Americans about economic activity of any kind?  Or criticism of any kind in fact? It must be the same narcissistic trait that makes him believe he can conduct foreign policy based on his personality without realizing he is not well-thought of in most nations of the spite of hype to the contrary.

This interview of economist Milton Friedman by leftist Phil Donahue is one that every American can benefit from -- if you maintain an open mind. It starkly contrasts today's socialist-leaning academic economists whose philosophy dominates government fiscal policy as well as The Fed's monetary policy. Socialistic Keynesian economic policy dominates in spite of it's failure wherever employed. 
The USA is following the failed leads of Europe, especially the PIIGS, as fast as the Obama administration and The Fed can drive us.  I fervently hope that enough Americans will understand the critical condition that reckless economic policies are subjecting us to, get active and take action to stop what is happening to America. 
Years of reckless spending and structural changes in the economy created a huge national problem. Traditional America is in decline, some seem not to care and some want an America transf…


I have tried to analyze the "Occupy Wall Street" (OWS) movement in order to understand who the people really are versus the romanticized version portrayed by the media. What is the true essence of the movement. What's the motivation of the demonstrators. What are their goals. How do they truly compare with Tea Party people?
The media typically characterize the OWS demonstrators in favorable terms as objecting to "Wall Street excesses." They do so even after violence and extremely slovenly and illegal behavior has been clearly shown to be prevalent, even anarchy! Politicians and activists have glorified them. More recently the focus is on police excesses. For sure, there may have been some of this, but it is not the prevailing character of the demonstrations. Congress people, even the president, call them "concerned grass-root citizens exercising their rights." They "understand" the "frustrations" of the OWS demonstrators. Delusiona…